About OFM Performance Assessments
What are Performance Assessments?
Performance assessments are conducted by OFM to assess whether agencies are making progress toward statewide results and improving the quality of the performance measurement information used by OFM and the Legislature during the budget development process (see RCW 43.88.090(4)).
What does an assessment cover?
The primary focus of the review will be budget activities and associated performance measurement information reported to OFM, although we also look at agency strategic plans, Governor Inslee's Results Washington performance metrics, and other performance information used by the agency.
Assessments will answer the following questions:
- Do measures and data tell a compelling story about agency performance and intended outcomes of budgeted activities?
- Is the contribution to statewide results apparent?
- How well do existing performance measures conform to standards of relevance, timeliness, understandability, and reliability?
- Does analysis of the data indicate stable and predictable future results, or is something changing that may require attention?
- Does analysis of the data show progress toward targeted performance levels?
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